Owing the Internal Revenue Service became slightly less painful. The IRS has loosened the rules for people who are struggling to pay their taxes. The goal is to make it easier for individuals and small businesses to pay back taxes and to avoid IRS tax liens. The IRS' new rules are part of its "Fresh Start" program.
If you qualify, the "Fresh Start" can help you with IRS tax forgiveness, a reduction in IRS tax penalties, and a reduction in the amount of paperwork you need to provide the IRS.
The most important parts of the new "Fresh Start" program apply to IRS Installment Agreements and the Offer in Compromise program.